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Croda International has been named the Chemical Industry Association (CIA) Company of the Year, as well as winning the CIA Environmental Leadership Award. Read more

Beleaguered German chemical giant Bayer has announced it plans to invest €5-billion in the development of alternatives to its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup. The company is currently embroiled in over 13,000 lawsuits in the US claiming that... Read more

In-situ remediation specialists Eko Harden Technologies have announced that environmental remediation company, Recowell Solutions Group have chosen its EKOGRID electrokinetic oxidation solution for the world’s largest oil contamination recovery... Read more

The German chemicals company Henkel has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility for aerospace products near Barcelona, Spain... Read more

A section of plastic waste collected does not qualify for mechanical recycling and is incinerated instead. VTT has developed and introduced a form of chemical recycling based on pyrolysis, a process which turns almost all plastics and their... Read more

Petrochemical company Ineos, owned and controlled by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, has announced plans to construct three chemical plants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a first in the Middle East for the chemical firm. Read more

Nouryon and Gasunie are studying an expansion of a planned green hydrogen unit at Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The feasibility study follows a deal to convert sustainable electricity into green hydrogen for SkyNRG. The plant, which would convert... Read more

Thyssenkrupp’s Industrial Solutions business area has received a new order for the construction of a fertiliser plant in Poland. The customer for the project is ANWIL, a subsidiary of PKN ORLEN, one of the largest oil industry corporations in... Read more

A jury in California has ruled that Bayer-owned chemicals company Monsanto must pay $2-billion in damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, an elderly couple both suffering with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a consequence of exposure to the glyphosate... Read more

German chemical firm BASF and plastic-free plastic manufacturer Lactips have announced that both companies have signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable material prepared from natural... Read more

Submarine life is no easy feat. Historically, these vessels would stay underwater for just a few days, before resurfacing to exchange stale air for fresh oxygen. Today’s submarines however, use oxygen systems to enable travel for up to 90 days at... Read more

trinamiX GmbH, based in Ludwigshafen, is a spin-off and wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF SE. Since it was founded in 2015 it has developed 3D sensor systems for object recognition and distance measurement - XperYenZ™. Read more

Polwax SA, a company from Jaslo, Poland, is one of the European leaders in the paraffin market. It is a producer and distributor of refined, deodorised paraffins, waxes and industrial paraffin products. Read more

In what was an unprecedented show of anger following the losses around the acquisition of Monsanto, shareholders at Bayer have delivered an unprecedented vote of no confidence in the CEO, Werner Baumann, and the company's top management executives. Read more

The Chemicals Business of India's Uflex has announced the completion of a comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety Evaluation resulting in the awarding of ISO 45001:2018. Read more

The efficient prevention and minimisation of corrosion-induced deterioration in distillation columns is a key aspect helping refineries to remain highly productive and competitive. One of the world's top integrated energy companies was... Read more

To have no local or regional profile is not a good idea for any business. For a chemical company it can be particularly damaging. Daniel Marr, commercial director at Airedale Chemical, explains why they have invested heavily in community engagement.. Read more

Italmatch Chemicals, a speciality chemical group focused on the production and marketing of performance additives for water & process treatment, oil & gas, industrial lubricants and plastics, has announced the acquisition of Eco Inhibitors, a... Read more

According to a recently published report about the European acetone market, it was equal to 1.356 million tonnes in 2013. The largest country market within the region was Germany, which in 2013 accounted for a share of 39% of the total in volume... Read more

The CEO of the German chemical giant Bayer has insisted that the $63-billion (€55.6-billion) takeover of the American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto in 2018 was a "good idea" despite the huge legal costs that... Read more

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